Which of the following class instance creation expressions would generate a compile-time error?
a. new Short(1) b. new Short('1') c. new Short('b' - 'a') d. new Short((short)1 - (short)2) e. new Short((byte)1) f. new Short((short)1)
This question is from Dan.....I am able to understand that a,b,c,d are the answers,but I am not able to understand,why is e not an answer ?
Joined: Mar 13, 2004
why is e not an answer?
The compiler will provide an implicit narrowing cast for an assignment of a constant expression that will fit in the left-hand operand. This is not available for arguments of methods or constructors.
The available constructors for class Short require a short or a String.
With "new Short((byte)1)", the argument has been explicitly cast to a byte. Going from a byte to a short is a widening conversion, not a narrowing cast, and perfectly legal for an argument. [ January 18, 2005: Message edited by: Mike Gershman ]